These guys are back in the news, semi-positive for one and negative for the other
Andy Katz and Oscar Combs both wrote about Dodson today. The exact reasons for the split between the Cats and Dodson aren’t known by many, but obviously there were some internal issues abound. We tracked Dodson to the University of Southern Mississippi. where he joined the basketball team for a brief period before getting kicked off…again…this time for theft. Check out Oscar’s tweets here for the lowdown on the latest update that Darnell may be back in action the second half of this season. Via @WildcatNews:
A media report says former UK Wildcat Darnell Dodson is likely to be cleared to play at Southern Miss by midseason this year. Dodson, who was dismissed from UK last year, enrolled at Southern Miss in January, but was dismissed from the team in April. The Hattiesburg (Miss) American said Dodson was charged with felony burglary for allegedly stealing items from a fraternity house there.
Katz chimed in on the subject, as well, while discussing the new contract for Southern Miss’ coach, Larry Eustachy. You may remember Larry from his Iowa State days, where he became famous for antics such as this. And pictures like this. I know, right? Dude liked to party. In fact, he made Billy G look like the freaking Pope.
The NFL Preseason saw Mike Hartline get a chance at playing QB at the professional level. The Indianapolis Colts gave him that chance, but cut him from the game roster after signing Kerry Collins. Not long after, Mike was asked to come back to the practice squad where he could possibly have seen a future opportunity if he got lucky. Welp, that stint is over, with the Colts adding Dan Orlovsky (one of Mike’s preseason positional competitors) and dropping the former UK QB. Hartline was waived from the Colts practice team today, says Colts owner Jim Irsay on Twitter.
*Jim Irsay is one of the more open and compelling NFL owners out there. Whether it’s his eclectic music taste, penchant for quoting classic rocks songs, or his genorisity to the fans, he finds a way to keep his Twitter followers entertained. It’s guys like this who make Bengals fans even more angry that Mike Brown still owns the team.